Judith Chloe Forbes Ellison, 82, met Jesus face to face on November 3rd at her home in Ridgeland. 

Judy was born on August 9, 1937 in Hattiesburg. She was the oldest child of Hallie Guy Forbes (Big Daddy to the grandchildren) and Florence Tresjolie Fuller Forbes (Big Mama). Judy's family moved around some during her childhood due to her father's job as a County Agent. They lived in Prentiss, MS for a while as well as Bay Springs. 

They eventually settled in Jackson where Judy attended elementary and junior high and then graduated from Central High School in 1955. After she graduated from high school she attended Millsaps College where she pledged Chi Omega, briefly attended Ole Miss, and then graduated from Millsaps College in 1959 with a degree in Biology. 

During Judy's time at Millsaps she also worked in the pathology lab at the new medical center in Jackson. She moved with her family to Jackson in July 1976. She and Dick had a wonderful, rich and full life in the Jackson area ever since. She was very involved in Explorer's Bible Study for many years. During her time in Jackson she was a successful entrepreneur with her "Color Me Beautiful" franchise. 



Judy was predeceased by her parents. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years (Dick) and their 3 children Richard Beirne Ellison, Jr and his wife Robbi of Ridgeland, Parker Lee Ellison and his wife Mary of Jackson, and Hayes Forbes Ellison Dale and her husband T. of Ridgeland. Judy was the proud grandmother of Parker Lee Ellison, Jr (Bonney) of Charleston, SC, Claire Varner Ellison of Chattanooga, TN, Daniel Fuller Ellison of Denver, CO, Lauren Elizabeth Ellison of Washington, D.C., Emily Catherine Ellison of Jackson, MS, Richard Beirne Ellison III (Trey) of Ridgeland, Thomas Douglas Dale III, Hallie Elizabeth Dale, and Mary Ellison Dale all of Ridgeland. 

She is also survived by her loving sister Mary Vela Caston of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Mary Vela's children, Molly Forbes Caston Brown (Nathan) Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Julius William Caston III(Laurel) of Ridgeland. 

A graveside service was held at Parkway Memorial on November 5, 2019. Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy.